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UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report.

UF researchers: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

UF researchers: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An alternative to a widely accepted vaccination protocol in cats could literally move the needle for feline cancer treatment, according to University of Florida researchers. “One to […]

New program helps UF veterinary students enhance business skills

Published: Oct 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fourteen University of Florida veterinary students spent part of last summer analyzing financial reports, observing staff-client interactions in private veterinary hospitals and learning about practice management as part of a new externship aimed at sharpening students’ business skills.

Scoring system could help reduce adverse drug events in hospital patients

Published: Aug 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers are working closely with colleagues at UF Health to identify hospital patients at greatest risk for preventable adverse drug events.

UF Health Shands Hospital receives national recognition

Published: Jul 23rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in five adult medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings.

Veterinarians seek dogs for snakebite anti-venom study

Published: Jun 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for snakebite season, veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are recruiting dogs that were recently bitten by pit viper snakes for a study of an investigational anti-venom previously unavailable in the Southeast.

Club, community support help service dog get cancer treatment

Club, community support help service dog get cancer treatment

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― Zoe Tozzo knows American Sign Language, English and Spanish. She’s participated in many community events, including parades and community clean-ups, has done reading programs in schools, even the Special Olympics. But this outstanding citizen is not human; she is a dually certified service and therapy dog and a beloved companion to her owner, Jennifer Tozzo, of Hawthorne.